One of the things that people are concerned about when considering making a compensation claim is having their injuries assessed by a professional. In some cases the records from your GP may be enough but often a compensation claim company will need to refer you to their own chosen medical practitioner to get a review. There is no need to be concerned about this as they are there to help with your claim and will give an honest report and ask you about your symptoms and how you are being affected by your injury. If you are making a compensation claim Whitton solicitors will have their own medical professionals that they will refer you to but any compensation claim provider will follow the same basic procedure.
There are normally four steps to getting your medical report completed and this does not differ whether you use a local solicitor or a national one such as Accident Advice Helpline.
- You will be notified in writing of the details of your appointment. It is important to notify them if you cannot attend as this may affect your claim.
- You will be asked for permission for the chosen medical practitioner to have access to your medical records.
- You attend your assessment with the chosen doctor who will be a member of the General Medical Council.
- A medical report will be produced following your assessment.
Honesty is always the best policy
Whoever you have your medical assessment with you should always be honest about your injuries. Don’t follow the temptation to play down the effect your injuries are having on you as you feel like a fraud; be upfront and honest and let the examining doctor decide exactly what the situation is.
In the same way if you want your compensation claim in Whitton to be a successful one then don’t exaggerate or claim that you have injuries that you clearly do not. It is the doctor’s job to produce an honest report and remember he or she can see your medical records; so if there already was an underlying condition then you cannot claim for that as a new problem. This is his profession and he cannot risk losing it by being dishonest.
Compensation claim in Whitton- How long will it take?
There is no guideline as to how long a compensation claim will take but your medical assessment should last around twenty minutes. Once the report has been produced it will be forwarded to your solicitor with the findings and also suggestions as to treatment and the recovery timescale. This report is accurate to deciding how much compensation you will finally receive.
If you have any questions about medical assessments then speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a landline) and get some no obligation advice from one of the leading compensation claim law firms in the country.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown